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Table 2 Perceived Discrimination in the Past Five Years of Women and Men in the 2009 General Social Survey by Self-Rated Health Status, Weighted Number and (%)

From: Perceived discrimination and self-rated health in Canada: an exploratory study

  Self-rated health status  
Excellent/good Fair/poor p value
Number (%) Number (%)  
Discrimination or unfair treatment based on:      
 Sex 774 (4.6) 117 (5.2) 0.22
 Ethnicity or culture 877 (5.2) 164 (7.3) 0.0012
 Race or colour 833 (4.9) 149 (6.6) 0.006
 Physical appearance (other than skin colour) 582 (3.4) 183 (8.2) <0.0001
 Religion 393 (2.3) 83 (3.7) 0.002
 Sexual orientation 150 (0.9) 27 (1.2) 0.20
 Age 530 (3.1) 113 (5.0) <0.0001
 Disability 105 (0.6) 114 (5.1) <0.0001
 Language 496 (2.9) 76 (3.4) 0.32
 Any discrimination or unfair treatment 2457 (14.5) 485 (21.8) <0.0001
Number of reasons for discrimination or unfair treatmenta      
 One 1235 (7.3) 198 (8.9) <0.0001
 Multiple 1204 (7.1) 284 (12.8)  
Discrimination or unfair treatment experienced when dealing with public hospitals or health care workers?a 234 (10.2) 75 (17.1) 0.0004
  1. aAmong those who reported having experienced discrimination in the past five years